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October 5, 2016

One thing I have learned about being a parent: you will never, ever get this song out of your head. Ever.

Happy Flash Day!

October 4, 2016


iOS 10

September 13, 2016

Happy iOS 10 day everyone!


September 6, 2016

Twitter is, perhaps, the most important tool for modern communication.



August 10, 2016

You know how I’m always railing on about how you don’t need to close every app that’s ‘in the background’? Well here’s a legitimate reason to force close an app.


August 9, 2016


This is what Apple should tell you when you lose your iPhone (posted from Reddit)

August 5, 2016

I don’t have numbers to back this up, but I feel like the average person is more savvy at avoiding scams and hacks than before. Normally there is some kind of red flag, if not several – poor grammar / spelling in an email claiming to be from Google, or Apple, etc. That’s what makes this story so particularly interesting – the author (Joonas Kiminki) nearly gave away his credentials to an elaborate, very high-quality sort of scam.

What strikes me the most is that everything seemed very “right” and professional. The email and the website content looked great, my phone really was an iPhone 6 and they even got the timezone right in the email.

The email raised no alerts on any email client I use, including Google Inbox, and Apple Mail. No web browser, mobile or desktop, show any alarms on the fake site. knows virtually nothing about the site, the email address or the (probably fake) US phone number the SMS was from. Very well done.

This is what Apple should tell you when you lose your iPhone


August 5, 2016

Current status:

School and Tech

August 4, 2016

When I was in middle school, my class got tested for scoliosis. I didn’t have it, but my right shoulder was found to be slightly lower than my left – thanks to my backpack and all of the heavy books inside it! I would have enjoyed school much more with today’s technology, I think.

OneNote Class Notebooks updated just in time for back to school, and add-in now generally available via WinBeta

January 30, 2012

A few years ago I made the ill-advised decision to buy an iPhone. Before long, I grew tired of my collection of lame MP3s and sought new entertainment.

I found it in the form of “Nerdy Show” (

Perhaps the most standout host of any show I’ve ever listened to is Mike Pandel, AKA “Triforce Mike”. There’s no topic he wouldn’t broach, no reference he wouldn’t call out, and if that show was ever intended to be safe for children, he saw to it that it wasn’t.

Together with his fellow nerds, Mike kept me laughing this entire time since. I’ve listened to him rant about video games, movies, and geek pop culture. I’ve cringed at some of his “I can’t believe he went that far” jokes. There were plenty of times at my job that people would give me funny looks because I just couldn’t stop giggling.

Last night, Mike was biking into an intersection and was hit by a car. His brain was badly damaged. He was comatose, being kept alive only by machines. Now he’s just gone.

I will continue to listen to Nerdy Show, as long as it continues to come out. But I’m afraid nothing will ever quite fill the void left by Triforce Mike. Honestly, this is the first time since Christopher Reeve died that the death of someone I never met affected me this much.

And now, a tribute song for Mike… Pokémon Gold & Silver – Route 45 (Mike was obsessed with Pokémon, and his favorite, Teddiursa, is found here).

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